Archive for February, 2009

Oh no! There’s a Negro in the White House –

27 February 09

To which the majority of conservatives will reply – “So What?” We do not care about race one way or the other. We observe that the only people still obsessed with race in this country are liberals – who will give any minority a pass on ethics, morals, and abilities. The conservatives do not care about race, gender or whatever. We do care about the ability to get the job done.

I will grant that conservatives do not like Obama – but this has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the fact that his track record has shown him to be far left. His previous statements show him to be a socialist. His past associations with violently radical political types scare us to death.

His race does not concern us at all. His ability to pilot our ship of state through the liberal induced recession bothers us. His will to defend this country again Moslem aggression bothers us. His earlier statements regarding judicial legislation terrify us as he will probably be appointing new Supremes – and we have seen the erosion of Constitutional freedoms from leftist judges.

Liberals count minority – particularly black – a positive as much as the worst rednecks used to count it a negative.

The RNC just elected a qualified man – who happens to be black – Michael Steele as chairman. The color of his hide has nothing to do with his qualifications to guide the party. And –as far as I know and am concerned, his race has nothing to do with his qualifications. I do not see how the content of melanin in his skin affects his ability to (hopefully) steer the Republicans into the conservative mold that will be necessary to revitalize the party and save this country.

Now then – just who is left that still obsess about race? White liberals have so much self-loathing and hatred of the country that they are for just about anything that will weaken our country. Middle class and upper class blacks know that they have gotten where they are from education and hard work. Lower class – but sane – blacks know that if they get an education and work smart they can get to whatever class they desire. There is, however, a class of blacks who cannot get race out of their heads. The same bunch that keep the race lords like Jessie Jackson and others of like feather who have outlived their usefulness in power. This is a mental disorder that rationality does not touch. I don’t know how long it will take for this to die out.

However – is there still discrimination in the world? But of course. Any time you choose one thing over another you have exercised discrimination. When you say, “I like this and don’t like that” you have exercised discrimination. That said, I do discriminate against black people who mumble unintelligible ghetto mush mouth, who wear ridiculous looking baggy pants with the crotch down around their knees and their underwear showing. When I hear someone’s name is Antwone or Dehundra or some such pseudo African name my radar is somewhat suspicious. When I see some kid with a fourth-rate car who has spent more on the sound system than on the car and rudely and defiantly pollutes the air with the painfully loud junk I consider this an indicator of worthlessness. People who have a decent education speak clearly and use a reasonable vocabulary and grammar. People who are intelligent and motivated do no present themselves as bums. The ironic thing is that no-one will tell them that while this obnoxious “in your face” and “fuck you, whitey” attitude does offend the people that they want to offend, these are the same people that they will need to impress to get good job opportunities.

What about low class whites? Well, when I see a white kid with piercings, tattoos, bad hair, sloppy clothes, etc. the same discrimination kicks in. When I hear a redneck whine with every other phrase “you know” the same discrimination kicks in. It is a matter of personal worth and not of color. Race means nothing in this.

I have no use for people who are useless. If I am hiring – particularly in this economy – I want the very best individual I can get. My employees have to be the very best. Race does not matter. Gender does not matter. But I will certainly not even consider hiring the third rate losers.

Lower class people have been told that anything they do is fine. The liberals have forced morals and standards of decent behavior out of the public consciousness. No one will tell these people that their own behavior is what holds them back. Therefore the only conclusion they draw is that they are being held back and put down because they are black. They do not know that the only thing holding them back is themselves and the climate created by the liberal victim mentality. What about the white failures? Who do they blame? Many times I hear “well – if I was black I’d get it”. Irony – as much as low class blacks think whitey is holding them down lower class whites are beginning to think that they are discriminated against because they are white. To all I say – grow up. Get an education, learn a trade. Get out of this victim mentality. Or we will surely kill the greatest country in the history of the world. The only society that ever tried to maximize personal freedom. The only society that tried to make opportunity for everyone to have the possibility of success.


Death of the Republic Part 1 –

10 February 09

America is dying. This election has a choice between a radical Marxist and an ineffectual liberal. Obama is not a lover of this country. He has no grasp of the principles of freedom and independence which the Founding Fathers embraced and the foundation documents specify so clearly. McCain does love this country. He seems to prefer populist notions rather than the principles which are the bedrock of our prosperity.

How on earth did we get in this mess? Well, in one sense this is a direct legacy of the ‘60s insanity. But let us divide this discussion into several pieces.

Firstly, the Republican Party has betrayed the ideals of freedom. The Republican Party was founded in direct response to slavery. They were against it. The Democrats were for it. (They still are!) The history of the Republican Party was to support strict interpretation of the Constitution. The greatly unpopular (and unnecessary) Civil Rights legislation of the ‘60s was sponsored by the Republican leader Everett Dirksen and passed over the objections of the majority of Democrats. The national parks system was set up by Republicans. The reason that I say that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and any other special legislation aimed at any minority group is that a strict interpretation of the Constitution prohibits any special group consideration. It is unconstitutional to give special privilege or take away anything based on group identification, majority or minority. All that is necessary for the protection of anyone is the Constitution.

Anyway – back to the discussion. After the fiasco of Nixon – who was certainly no more crooked than many liberal politicians: LBJ, just about all the current crop of liberals in Congress, etc., Jimmy Carter was elected in a backlash against the Republicans. Jimmy was arguably the most incompetent president of the 20th century. Remember gas shortages, layoffs, first real appearances of Moslem terrorism in the popular press, etc. etc. etc.? I do, and there was nothing that Carter did not botch. The nation recovered its sense and elected Ronald Reagan, arguably the best president of the 20th century. We elected Bush, Sr. on the coattails of the Republican successes. Unfortunately, Bush, Sr., like Bush, Jr. was a rather lukewarm sort of President, with no real Conservative feel. Perot ran as a spoiler and put the Republicans completely in disarray by appealing to the Conservative majority of this country. This got Clinton into the White House, but the Republicans still got a Congressional majority by a large margin. This is a rather quick and dirty recap, not an in depth analysis.

The Republican Revolution of 1995, led by Newt Gingrich, was the first non-Democrat dominated congress since the 1950s. This revolution happen because we were given specific promises to fulfill Conservative desires. We did not get this. We were betrayed.

We were not given reduced budgets. We were not given immigration control. We did not see an end to earmarks and pork-barrel spending. We did not see the reduction of the influence-peddling and lobbying. We did not see the Constitution upheld.

We did see the Congress tie itself in knots trying to prosecute Clinton for getting a blow job while he sent troops to die for Moslems in the Yugoslavian conflicts. (Where was the liberal Code Pink style outrage over Clinton sending troops to die in no-win wars in Europe and Africa?) It is not that Bill Clinton should not have been penalized for his actions and his lying before Congress, etc., but dammit, any politician worthy of the name knows that fighting a battle that cannot be won while ignoring the job at hand is a stupid waste of time.

The Republicans did not give us the reforms we voted them in to do, they gave us corruption, stupidity, bribe taking, pork, bridges to nowhere, and so forth.

Let it be noted – the Democrats did not force us to choose someone as weak as McCain on conservative values, the Republicans, by their betrayal of all the core values of Conservatism, have put themselves in a position of weakness from which this country may die. This is terminal cancer folks, and the Republicans don’t seem to get the picture. In spite of the media bias, this is still a majority conservative country, and a good, strong, Reaganesque politician who stuck to conservative positions could be elected handily. Unfortunately – the Republican party has bought into supporting “Centrist” cant from the liberal press – and what they mean is what we call RINO – Republican In Name Only. And we conservatives do not get exited about such candidates. We will vote against the liberal candidate, but we do not vote for such lukewarm creatures.

The Economy –

7 February 09

The economy is in a mess. The liberals want to blame the Republicans. God knows, they do deserve part of the blame. Pork barrel spending has gone amok with lots of Republican participation since the 90’s.

The Republicans want to blame the Democrats. God knows they do deserve part of the blame, perhaps even the majority. Dumb social legislation like the Fair Housing Act have greatly contributed to the toxic debt that is killing our lending institutions. Evil actions on the part of groups like ACORN, which will threaten a lending institution with all kinds of legal crap if they deny a loan to someone who is unqualified to pay it back and said individual is some minority. People – the only color financial people should see is green. And if someone has poor credit and insufficient resources the loan should not be made. If someone has marginal credit the loan may be made – but the cost of collection will be higher. It is not racist to charge more for that loan than a loan to someone who has a good track record and the resources to repay that loan. A sad fact of life is that it costs more to service loans in lower class neighborhoods than in middle class. All the legislation in the world will not change the facts of life. Legislating who does or does not get loans is about as dumb as the perennial favorite – a bill to make pi = 3.0. Yes there really have been such bills.

None the less – no matter whose fault it is – we have to fix this mess. And borrowing from our children and grandchildren is not the way to do it. Printing phony money is not the way to do it. That will lead to rampant hyperinflation a la Weimar Republic. And the economy will totally collapse. John Maynard Keynes described the situation in The Economic Consequences of the Peace: “The inflationism of the currency systems of Europe has proceeded to extraordinary lengths. The various belligerent Governments, unable, or too timid or too short-sighted to secure from loans or taxes the resources they required, have printed notes for the balance.” This is basically what the current bailout is doing. There are insufficient resources to pay for the non-existent money that is being passed out. The Congress is essentially spending imaginary money.

We know from experience that raising taxes will not work. Anyone other than a brain-dead liberal knows that the Republican reaction to the first depression was to raise taxes. Roosevelt and the Democrats continued that, which lengthened the mess. Kennedy, to his credit, lowered taxes. The economy rose. Reagan – the only President to have studied economics – lowered taxes further. The economy boomed. None the less – the current Congress will probably raise taxes – while lying about it – and that will make this mess worse.

There has been (and still is) great mismanagement of corporations. There has been (and still is) obscene spending on the part of major corporate fat-cats. It is not the business of the government to regulate how much compensation can be paid to an executive. It is not the business of the government to make $35,000 toilets illegal. It is the business of the stockholders. If the newsies had been doing their jobs this stuff would have been publicized so that the stockholders could deal with it. Unfavorable news will make a Board of Directors take notice. But the newsies were (are) entirely too busy trashing Bush and fawning over Obama and liberalism in general to do their jobs. If good financial reporting were in place Madoff (and others like him) would have been exposed a couple of billion back. But no – our news people spend more time chasing Brittany Spears than they do chasing real news.

OK – so how do we get out of this? It will take strong medicine to make this country strong and safe again.

First – stop rewarding incompetence. We have gotten to a place that has made pets of people who cannot or will not support themselves. We cannot just stop welfare cold – too many people would starve and/or turn to crime. However – we must stop paying these incompetent people for breeding. We must state that to draw welfare mandatory birth control and/or sterilization is a must. This has nothing to do with color or religion – it has to do with just how many fleas we can tolerate before we are out of blood.

Second – get serious about crime. By all means – give every reasonable protection to the accused. The Constitution is based on the principle that government cannot be trusted. However – we need to protect the innocent victims – not the criminals. When guilt of violent crime has been proven – execute the offender, do not spend millions coddling them. Habitual criminals – some with arrest records that go on for pages and pages – are a luxury that we cannot afford – execute them if they will not reform and behave. Even non-violent habitual thieves cost us billions every year.

Third – make up our minds about drugs. Right now it is more likely that the libs will prosecute tobacco smokers with more enthusiasm than crack smokers. Either stop drug use cold and execute drug lords and habitual users or legalize and control same. But quit fooling around. If we are serious about ending drug use then tell drug producing countries that we will destroy their drug field if they will not do it themselves. And then follow through. But quit spending billions for little or no result.

Fourth – and perhaps most fruitful. Follow that which has been proven to work. Never mind the emotionally satisfying (to the class hating libs) tax the rich and the corporations. When that happens revenues and jobs go down – not up. Pass the Fair Tax and watch the prosperity boom. Of course, that will mean that politicians no longer have the power to grant special exemptions to those good buddies who line their pockets.

Fifth – eliminate forever the amending of bills. Let each bill stand or fall without amendments. Eliminate omnibus bills completely. Repeal most of the nonsense passed since the late 1950’s.

{{Herself sez: Pass line-item veto!}}

Of course – none of the above will happen. The political corruption that was alive and well throughout the 1930’s is running wild again. Funny how the Franken vote recount and “found ballots” have all favored the Democrat. Yet there are people who don’t think that race is totally corrupt! The libs whined that Bush stole the election – nonsense. But these same people stand by and snicker as corrupt liberal after corrupt liberal is demonstrably stealing elections – particularly in the Northeast and Midwest.

Until we have gone through a fairly tough depression and raised a relatively tough generation who are willing to let failure weed out the weak and will not want to be forced at gunpoint to support the weak and totally reject the poison of the 60’s generation we will not survive this mess. It is of interest that those who are most interested in forcing the rest of us to support failure via government coercion are the same ones who do not donate to private charity with their own money. I would be more impressed with the redistribution rhetoric of Obama and company if they had been more generous than George Bush – who gives a significant percentage of his income to charity. Typical of the liberal – use the government to force me to do that which they wish. That will not fix the economy but will lead to further erosion of freedom and eventual dictatorship.

{{Herself sez: The liberal mantra: “OH! I feel so GUILTY that I’m doing well and all these people are poor and hungry! Here, we’ll take YOUR money and give it to them. My money? It’s all in special tax shelters and can’t be touched.”

Of course, we could also have a replay of history in the ending of this financial mess. If the Moslems attack boldly enough to finally convince even the liberals that we have a war on our hands then we might survive it. But since liberals hate Christians more than the Moslems who want them dead we might not survive. But – we shall see what happens.

Betrayal –

4 February 09

Watching Fox News this morning I saw their “fair and balanced” blather on “what does the Republican Party need to do to rebuild”.

Well now, let us understand that the nutty Dems did not win this election. The Republicans gave it away. The Republicans betrayed this country and their constituents that put them into office. You would have thought that 2006 would wake them up, but that did not happen.

There is some insane idea that the Republicans must be the ones who “reach across the aisle”. There is all kinds of punditry going around about the need to be “centrist”. Crap. To compromise with a rabid liberal means doing things their way. Some dipshit New York Democrat stated that “the purpose of government is to aid the poor, not the rich”. He also stated that he is a “Roosevelt Democrat”, and a common-sense centrist.

This is just balony. The purpose of government is not to do re-distribution of wealth. The purpose of government is to co-ordinate resources and to protect individuals. Period.

Rebuild the Republican Party? Simple. Return to Conservative principles. Get rid of the corrupt candidates. Ditch the glitzy and slick campaign managers. Tell the truth. Do not compromise with radical liberals. Compromise between people of reasonable natures is good and desirable. Compromise with a radical idiot is only one more step towards the goals of the radical. There are times when compromise is not in order. If you have a child pitching a tantrum, do not compromise, put your foot down. There are times when the proper thing to tell a liberal is “grow up and get over it. The answer is no.”

When we see corruption we must stop it. It does not matter if it is a black Democrat like William Jefferson, or a white Republican like Ted Stevens. It must be stopped and the perpetrators gotten out of Congress and into jail.

Integrity and adherence to Conservative Principles are what will not only rebuild the Republican Party, but also this country as well.

English Tea Cake –

1 February 09

This is an old-fashioned English Tea Cake. You will notice that there is nothing to rise the flour – no yeast, baking soda, or baking powder. This makes for a very dense loaf. The more modern versions are baked as individual small cakes with some rising agent. This is the older variant. If you cannot get currents then substitute raisins, but currents are more authentically British, and quite good.

270 g all-purpose flour (1-3/4 cup)
3 g salt (1/4 tsp)
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
200 g sugar (1 cup)
3 large eggs
70 g dried currants (1/2 cup)
80 g dried apricots, chopped (1/2 cup)
60 g sliced or slivered almonds (1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9- by 5- by 3-inch metal loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugar together at a moderately high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes with a stand mixer. Add the eggs and mix well. Sprinkle salt evenly and mix in flour at low speed just until well combined. Stir in fruit and almonds.

Spread batter evenly in the pan. Bake a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a few crumbs attached and the top is golden, about 60 to 90 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely. Quite good with butter or ice cream.

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